Current Sociology

Sociologist of the Month

‘Sociologist of the Month’ campaigns are monthly campaigns on social media initiated in 2015 to highlight the work of different sociologists from around the world, both established and more junior, who have published with Current Sociology. During the period of their feature, their article is available as free access. This is one way among others to draw attention to the work of diverse sociologists and promote sociology more generally.

October 2021

Ali Meghji, UK
Towards a theoretical synergy: Critical race theory and decolonial thought in Trumpamerica and Brexit Britain, Current Sociology, first published November 16, 2020

September 2021

Yoshie Yanagihara, Japan
The practice of surrogacy as a phenomenon of ‘bare life’: An analysis of the Japanese case applying Agamben’s theory, Current Sociology, 69( 2): 231–248

August 2021

Defne Över, USA
From self-censorship to contention: Shame triggered participation in the 2013 Gezi Protests, Current Sociology, first published May 20, 2021

July 2021

Guya Accornero, Portugal
Contentious buildings. The struggle against eviction in NYC’s Lower East Side, Current Sociology, first published May 19, 2021

June 2021

Hans Erik Næss, Norway
Sociology and the ethnography of human rights at mega-sport events, Current Sociology 68( 7): 972–989

May 2021

Kinneret Lahad, Israel, with Vanessa May, UK
Holding back and hidden family displays: Reflections on aunthood as a morally charged category, Current Sociology, first published March 07, 2021

April 2021

Marie Leth Meilvang, Denmark
From rain as risk to rain as resource: Professional and organizational changes in urban rainwater management, Current Sociology, first published February 11, 2021

March 2021

Ian Carrillo, USA
The racial fix and environmental state formation, Current Sociology, first published April 10, 2020

February 2021

Suhad Daher-Nashif, Qatar
Colonial management of death: To be or not to be dead in Palestine, Current Sociology, first published August 28, 2020

January 2021

Geoffrey Mead, Australia
Proper recognition: Personhood and symbolic capital in contemporary sociology, Current Sociology, first published June 27, 2020

November 2020

Man Xu, Canada
Constructing the refugee: Comparison between newspaper coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis in Canada and the UK, Current Sociology, first published August 18, 2020

October 2020

Myrna Dawson, Canada
Identifying femicide locally and globally: Understanding the utility and accessibility of sex/gender-related motives and indicators, Current Sociology, first published August 28, 2020 (co-authored with Michelle Carrigan)

September 2020

Robbie Shilliam, USA
Redeeming the ‘ordinary working class’, Current Sociology 68(2): 223–240

August 2020

Kathia Serrano Velarde, Germany
Informal learning in formal organizations: The case of volunteer learning in the hospital, Current Sociology 68(4): 572–591

July 2020

Kyohee Kim and Peer Smets, The Netherlands
Home experiences and homemaking practices of single Syrian refugees in an innovative housing project in Amsterdam, Current Sociology, first published online June 12, 2020

June 2020

Lorenza Antonucci, UK and Simone Varriale, UK
Unequal Europe, unequal Brexit: How intra-European inequalities shape the unfolding and framing of Brexit, Current Sociology 68(1): 41–59